Rabat – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, has launched three humanitarian projects to improve the economic and social conditions of poor women and youth in Kenitra.The King launched a building project to provide housing for families of fishermen in Mehdia, a center for vocational training and job integration in Sidi Taibi, and a center for vocational training in agricultural logistics in Souk El Arbaa.With an expected cost of MAD 26 million, the projects reflect the special interest that the King takes in women and youth as crucial stakeholders to maintain social balances and revive the socio-economic dynamic for local and national development, and his unwavering will to offer them a decent and prosperous lifestyle. MAD 6 million is allocated for the housing project that will provide fishermen’s wives—nearly 250 women yearly—with training in local income-generating trades. The project will ensure supervision and support for the creation of income-generating cooperatives. The project, which is spread over 12 months, will also offer the women literacy, guidance, socio-educational support, and a daycare that offers preschool education for their children.Built on a plot of 1,500 square meters, the future facility will contain workshops for culinary arts, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and handicrafts. It will also include classrooms for literacy, computer, tutoring, counselling, and sale of homemade products, as well as a nursery and playground.Read Also: King Mohammed VI Launches Foodstuffs Distribution Operation ‘Ramadan 1439’The second project, a center for vocational training and job integration in Sidi Taibi, will open new prospects for young people to learn skills to integrate into the job market and improve their living conditions.The humanitarian project, costing MAD 8 million, seeks to increase access to various tools and means of social and vocational integration. The nearly 400 trainees who will benefit per year will learn from cultural and social activities that instill responsibility and encourage citizenship and voluntary work.The future center, which will also take 12 months, will be built on an area of 1,200 square meters. It will include workshops for sewing, painting, decoration, electrical building, carpentry, classrooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms, and a library.As for the center for vocational training in agricultural logistics in Souk El Arbaa, it is the solidarity result of the will of the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity to ensure that youth, primarily dropouts, receive training in sectors that are adapted to the socio-economic nature of the region and to the needs of businesses.The construction work for the center will take place in a surface area of 5,000 square meters and is scheduled to take 18 months for MAD 12 million. The center will guarantee socio-vocational integration for young people and support the agricultural sector’s development by providing technical, skilled, and competitive labor.The facility will comprise workshops for technical training (agricultural machinery repair, packaging, industrial refrigeration, industrial maintenance), training rooms (office automation, business management), classrooms, computer and language rooms, and a library. The project will benefit 600 trainees per year.The center is the fruit of a partnership between the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the Office of Vocational Training and Labor Promotion (OFPPT). read more

23 February 2010The response to the catastrophic earthquake which devastated Haiti last month has proven to be a test case for the ability of United Nations peacekeeping to respond with speed and flexibility, a senior United Nations official has said. The world body’s mission in the impoverished Caribbean nation, known as MINUSTAH, was on the front line in both search-and-rescue and humanitarian assistance efforts immediately after the earthquake struck on 12 January, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra said yesterday at the start of the 2010 substantive session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York. The loss of 102 UN personnel – civilian, military and police – has created a “vast gap at the heart of the United Nations,” she said, with MINUSTAH having lost 92 staff members, including its leadership. “Our focus remains on supporting the people of Haiti to continue to implement its mandate, even given the constraints on capacities arising from the earthquake’s aftermath,” Ms. Malcorra emphasized. She noted that the UN Secretariat, together with Member States, is endeavouring to “improve our level of service and to calibrate our tools and procedures to the needs on the ground.” For his part, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy highlighted the “ambitious forward-looking agenda” that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently put forward. “I hope 2010 will set us on a path towards providing our personnel with the necessary guidance, resources, and political and operational support structures to deliver all of their mandated tasks effectively,” Mr. Le Roy said. A key priority in the Secretary-General’s report is to ensure that mandates are effectively implemented by filling “critical gaps” in peacekeeping operations and that blue helmets are “well prepared, equipped and enabled to deliver against reasonable performance expectations.” More than 20 speakers took the floor in yesterday’s meeting, with the Special Committee’s general debate continuing today. read more

Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) announced that it was reducing the price of fuel from midnight today.LIOC said that the price of Lanka Auto Diesel will be reduced by Rs 11 per litre while the price of 92 Octane Petrol has been reduced by Rs 2. The Government this week reduced the price of fuel and also announced that the existing fuel price formula had been scrapped. The Finance Ministry said that given the impact of the fuel price on society, specially those engaged in the transport, agriculture and fisheries sectors, the price of Petrol (Octane 92) will be reduced by Rs. 10 per litre, Auto Diesel by Rs.7 per litre and Lubricants including the 2T lubricants used in three-wheelers and small agricultural engines by Rs.10 per litre with effect from midnight today. At the same time a cost based pricing mechanism will be implemented on fuel in place of the monthly fuel price formula. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ljubomir VranjesSwedish handball Ljubomir Vranješ on Swedish bench after Olympic Games in Rio? Information in Swedish Sportbladets was denied by the SG Flensburg coach who wrote on his FB that he or SG Flensburg didn’t have any contact with Swedish Handball Federation about that issue.Sweden qualifed for the Olympic Games in Rio, where Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren will try to repeat amazingly good tournament in London, where Swedish guys ended with silver medal behind France.However, it looks that their era in Swedish NT will ended next summer. ← Previous Story Petar Nenadić to stay in Berlin until 2018 Next Story → NEW GENERATION: Marko Mamić to Vive Tauron Kielce!

14.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten11317260:2867 FOTO: Jozo ČABRAJA 11.Minden11416281:3109 18.Coburg 200011209265:3064 4.Rhein-Neckar10901279:22718 7.SC Magdeburg11524295:29712 dkb bundesligaSG FlensburgTHW Kiel 17.Lemgo10208272:3014 8.MT Melsungen11506304:29810 2.Fuchse Berlin11911312:26119 1.Kiel111001316:25720 15.Goppingen11317286:3147 13.Erlangen11407281:3088 9.HSG Wetzlar11506276:27010 6.Hannover-Burgdorf11605305:30012 5.Leipzig10613255:24113 THW Kiel beat SG Flensburg 24:;23 (11:14) in the biggest derby match of German handball. Anders Eggert had a chance to earn a point for his team in hot atmosphere of “Sparkassen Arena” in Kiel, but ball after his 7-meter shot hit the post.THW Kiel – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 24:23 (11:14)THW Kiel: Landin, Wolff (22/1 saves) – Duvnjak (5), Vujin (2), Wiencek (5), Ekberg (4), Toft Hansen, Weinhold (4), Nilsson (1), Santos, Dahmke (2), Bilyk (1), ZeitzSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (19/2 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (5/3), Glandorf (2), Mogensen (5), Svan (3), Jakobsson (3), Zachariassen, Toft Hansen (3), Gottfridsson, Lauge, Mahé (2)STANDINGS: 12.TVB Stuttgart11407288:3108 10.Gummersbach11506292:29810 3.Flensburg-H.10901291:22918 16.Bergischer11218264:3095 ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen to sign Macedonian young gun Filip Taleski Next Story → EHF CL BEST 7: Sterbik, Remili, Ilic, Tollbring read more

first_img Maurice McCabe at the tribunal last week Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Journalist on Miss D interview: ‘It wouldn’t have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times’ John Mooney told the tribunal at Dublin Castle that he was never briefed negatively about Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Share4 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4064698 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I don’t think myself or the Sunday Times would have made suitable targets for that kind of information.“Most of the communications I had with David Taylor when he was press officer involved legal threats against me. I don’t think I would have been suitable fodder for a smear campaign,” Mooney said.Mooney said that on one occasion, “someone made a very fleeting reference to an allegation against Sergeant McCabe”, and he subsequently made an inquiry and was told there wasn’t anything to it.Mooney said the person who made this reference was a civilian, not a garda officer. He also said that the fact that McCabe was still serving and not suspended was also an indication that the rumour was without substance.“I treated such matters as gossip and noise,” Mooney said.Mooney said that the allegations were dealt with by a system, and he believed in the system.The Sunday Times journalist said that he felt the allegations against McCabe “weren’t fit for public consumption”, and there were serious privacy issues involved. He said that he recognised that articles written by Paul Williams who interviewed Miss D in April 2014 referred to the allegations against McCabe.“To be perfectly honest, it wouldn’t have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times,” said Mooney.Following an RTÉ Prime Time report in 2017, Mooney said he made efforts to approach Miss D on Facebook.“I think I identified her through her father. She was linked in as a friend to her father’s Facebook account.“When Prime Time broadcast the documentary, it was my job to try to establish accurate information on what happened,” Mooney said.Mooney said that no other journalist came to him to say they were negatively briefed about McCabe.Eavan Murray Irish Sun journalist Eavan Murray also gave evidence before the Charleton tribunal and said she would not allow herself to be used in a smear campaign.Murray said she did not believe she was ever negatively briefed about Sgt McCabe by Taylor or any garda. She said no garda ever told her that Sgt McCabe was a child abuser.Murray said she was in contact with Supt Taylor, as shown by telephone records of texts and calls, but said she was not covering the McCabe story for her newspaper.Her focus was on crime, and she said the penalty points scandal was more of a political story.Murray visited the home of Miss D in early 2014 to seek an interview. She did not meet with Miss D, but spoke to her parents, Mr and Mrs D.“When I heard the story I can remember being somewhat surprised at the minor nature of it,” Murray said.“The thought crossed my mind that maybe it was worse and she hadn’t been truthful with her parents.”Murray said the D family were concerned that journalist Paul Williams had video taped an interview with their daughter, and asked her of her experience of people who went public with allegations.Murray said she was sent by her newsdesk to seek an interview with Miss D after the newspaper learned that the Irish Independent was “going to run a three day special.”“We heard Paul Williams had some huge exclusive that they intended to run in the Irish Independent over a number of days,” Murray said.However, the Independent did not run a story for some time, and when it did, the story was anonymised and did not name Sgt McCabe or Miss D.“I never wrote about it, and I would never allow myself to be part of a smear, I would never allow myself to be used like that,” Murray said.Murray said that Mr and Mrs D seemed “exhausted” when she spoke to them, and she felt sorry for them.Murray said the first time she heard a rumour about Sgt McCabe, in early 2014, it was not from a garda source.“The person didn’t go into a lot of detail about it. It was a very small interaction,” Murray said.Murray said she was shocked when she found out that Supt Taylor had named her to the tribunal as someone who had been negatively briefed.She said she had met with Supt Taylor and he did not admit that he had given her name to the tribunal, and a few days later she received a letter from the tribunal.“My fear was he had named me as someone to bolster his own story, and I was correct,” Murray said.Murray said that her child had just been born when she met with tribunal investigators, and “even though they were very lovely, the investigators, it was just very stressful. I found the whole thing very stressful.”Murray said that going to meet the D family directly was “the best check and balance” she could have carried out to check the story. Jun 11th 2018, 2:43 PM Updated Jun 11th 2018, 7:10 PM SUNDAY TIMES INVESTIGATIVE journalist John Mooney has told the Charleton tribunal he was not negatively briefed about garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.The tribunal is looking at allegations by former garda press officer Superintendent David Taylor that he was directed to smear McCabe. Former commissioners Martin Callinan and Nóirín O’Sullivan deny there was any smear campaign.“I personally was never briefed negatively by Superintendent Taylor or any member of An Garda Síochána who attempted to suggest McCabe was involved in child abuse or something like that. That did not happen,” Mooney said.The DPP directed no prosecution after a garda investigation into allegations by Miss D in 2006, stating that there was no evidence of a crime being disclosed.Mooney said that both former commissioners had threatened to sue him at various times over articles he had written.“I don’t think they would have been passing me confidential information with a view to undermining anyone,” he said. By Gerard Cunningham 19,744 Views Short URL No Comments Monday 11 Jun 2018, 7:10 PM Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Maurice McCabe at the tribunal last weeklast_img read more

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has shared what he thinks about Manchester United and Juventus.He states that Man Utd did do enough to win the game while Juventus could’ve killed it off three or four times.The Portuguese international scored his first and memorable Champions League goal in a Juventus jersey by allowing Leonardo Bonucci ball dip over his shoulder before he hit his right-foot on the ball that sent it into the roof of the net from 10 yards. However, the goal didn’t guarantee success for his team as they were eventually beaten 2-1 by two late Manchester United goals from set plays.“The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can’t relax, as anything can happen,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could’ve killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished.”“Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can’t even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them.”“Now we’ve got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group.”last_img read more

first_imgNacharam: Local Corporator Shanti said here on Wednesday that she had been concentrating on completion of development works which had been pending for years in the division. She was speaking at a review meeting in Bhavaninagar attended by residents and after inspecting the stalled construction of ‘Samajika Bhavan’ for which Rs 5 lakh had been sanctioned eight years back. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Shanti stated that she would take an initiative in securing Rs 10 lakh for the building and get the work completed. She complimented local residents for striving for completion of the bhavan. Among those present during the inspection were TRS leader Shekhar, AE Abhishek, Works Inspector Vijaykumar, colony association president Madusudhan Reddy, Sambasiva Rao, Devulapalli Yadagiri, Ashok, Ram Reddy, Narsing Rao, Krishna Reddy, Bal Reddy, Katta Buchanna Goud and Ramesh.last_img read more

first_imgLow-cost budget carrier AirAsia India on Wednesday announced induction of the seventh Airbus A-320 to its fleet. In addition, the airline also announced additional new routes to expand its network. AirAsia India, which is a tie-up between Malaysian carrier AirAsia Bhd and Tata Sons group, has added south Indian city of Hyderabad in its network of destinations. The airline’s new plane will operate on the new routes i.e. Bangalore-Guwahati, Bangalore-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Goa. The 180-seater capacity flight will begin operations from September 22, the company said.Talking about the airline’s expansion plans in terms of adding more routes, AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol said the new flights would connect North East to the rest of the country, and that “the North East region is another important segment that AirAsia India is committed to.”On June 15, the civil aviation ministry unveiled the new civil aviation policy. Under the new policy, the aviation ministry scrapped one portion of contentious 5/20 rule. New airlines such as Vistara and AirAsia India will now be allowed to operate on international sectors if they have at least 20 aircraft in their fleets respectively.AirAsia India said it plans to expand its fleet size over the next few months so that it can begin flying overseas.Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru, Abrol also said, that the airline will receive a new round of funding from its two parent firms AirAsia Berhad and Tata Sons group. However, it did not disclose the total amount, which would be infused into its India operations. Last month, the investors of AirAsia India, subsidiary of Malaysia-based AirAsia, had said they plan to infuse Rs. 234 crore in the airline.AirAsia India, which began operations in June 2014, has flown over three million passengers till date. In the month of June, AirAsia India’s domestic market share was recorded at 2.2 percent.last_img read more

first_imgChina, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctionsAFP reports from Moscow:  Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.The United States is “playing with fire”, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said, while Beijing voiced “strong indignation” over the move.United in their resentment of America’s global influence, China and Russia have sought in recent years to tighten up their ties and this month conducted week-long joint military drills, Moscow’s largest ever war games.On Thursday, China—which is also locked in a trade war with Washington—got caught up in the sanctions war against Russia as the United States announced a new raft of measures that would punish third countries for dealing with Moscow.Stepping up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities,” the US State Department said it was placing financial sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the Chinese Ministry of Defence, and its top administrator, for its recent purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems.Beijing on Friday urged the United States to withdraw sanctions or “bear the consequences”.“The US actions have seriously violated the basic principles of international relations and seriously damaged the relations between the two countries and the two militaries,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, adding Beijing had lodged an official protest with the United States.“We strongly urge the US to immediately correct their mistake and withdraw their so-called sanctions, otherwise the US will have to bear the consequences.”US officials said it was the first time a third country has been punished under the CAATSA sanctions legislation for dealing with Russia, signalling Donald Trump’s administration will risk relations with other countries in its campaign against Moscow.‘Undermining stability’ – Moscow said Washington was rocking global stability and said sarcastically that placing sanctions on Russia has become Washington’s favourite “pastime.”“It would be good for them to remember there is such a concept as global stability which they are thoughtlessly undermining by whipping up tensions in Russian-American ties,” said Ryabkov.“Playing with fire is silly, it can become dangerous,” he said in a statement.The State Department also announced it was placing 33 Russian intelligence and military-linked actors on its sanctions blacklist.All of them—defence related firms, officers of the GRU military intelligence agency, and people associated with the Saint Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency disinformation group—have been on previous US sanctions lists.Twenty eight of them have already been indicted by Robert Mueller, who is investigating election meddling by Russia.US officials said that the US could consider similar action against other countries taking delivery of Russian fighter jets and missiles.Turkey is in talks to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia.Ryabkov reiterated that none of the rounds of sanctions had managed to force Russia to change its course so far.“It appears that it has become a sort of national pastime there,” he added, noting the latest round of anti-Russian measures was the 60th since 2011.For all of Russia’s seemingly upbeat rhetoric the new measures can hurt the country’s struggling economy.Arms exports are an important source of revenue for the country and last year Russia sold more than $14 billion worth of arms overseas.Sanctions target only Russia? – A senior US administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, insisted the ultimate target was Russia.“CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defence capabilities of any particular country,” the official said.CAATSA, or the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, was passed in 2017 as a tool that gives Washington more ways to target Russia, Iran and North Korea with economic and political sanctions.China’s EDD and its director Li Shangfu became targets after taking delivery over the past year of the jets and missiles from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter already on the US blacklist for its support of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.The US official said Washington had spent “an enormous amount of time” seeking to discourage prospective buyers of Russian arms.The new sanctions came as the United States and China are in the heat of a trade war.The two countries will launch new tariffs on Monday, with Washington targeting $200 billion in Chinese exports and Beijing hitting $60 billion worth of American products.center_img Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, on 213 July 2017.—Photo: ReutersThe Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election.In Beijing, the Chinese government expressed anger and demanded the sanctions be withdrawn.The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter.The sanctions are related to China’s purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.They block the Chinese agency, and Li, from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system.It also adds them to the Treasury Department’s list of specially designated individuals with whom Americans are barred from doing business.The US also blacklisted another 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA.CAATSA also seeks to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and involvement in Syria’s civil war.“China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the US side and has already lodged stern representations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing, adding the moved seriously harmed bilateral relations and military ties.“We strongly urge the US side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions, otherwise the US side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences,” he said, without giving details.China has “normal” military exchanges and cooperation with Russia, aimed at protecting regional peace and stability, which is not against international law or aimed at any third party, Geng added.China will continue to work with Russia to promote strategic cooperation at an even higher level, he said.Doing significant business with anyone on the US blacklist can trigger sanctions like those imposed on China.Some of those added to the list, which now contains 72 names, were indicted in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 US election, a US official said.President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order intended to facilitate implementation of the sanctions.A federal special counsel is leading a criminal investigation of Russian interference in the US election, and any possible cooperation with Trump’s presidential campaign.Trump has insisted there was no collusion with Russia. Moscow denies any effort to meddle in US politics.AIMED AT MOSCOW – OR BEIJING?One US administration official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, said the sanctions imposed on the Chinese agency were aimed at Moscow, not Beijing or its military, despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China.“The ultimate target of these sanctions is Russia. CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defense capabilities of any particular country,” the official told reporters on a conference call.“They are instead aimed at imposing costs upon Russia in response to its malign activities,” the official said.In Moscow, Russian member of parliament Franz Klintsevich said the sanctions would not affect the S-400 and SU-35 deals.“I am sure that these contracts will be executed in line with the schedule,” Klintsevich was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency. “The possession of this military equipment is very important for China.”Security analysts in Asia said the move was largely symbolic and would only push Moscow and Beijing closer together.“The imposition of US sanctions will have zero impact on Russian arms sales to China,” said Ian Storey, of Singapore’s ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute.“Both countries are opposed to what they see as US bullying and these kind of actions will just push Beijing and Moscow even closer together,” he said, adding that Moscow needed Chinese money and Beijing wanted advanced military technology.Collin Koh, a security analyst at Singapore’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said the sanctions would do little to counter the evolving research and development relationship between China and Russia.China relies less on large big-ticket purchases from Russia, but Chinese defense industries are seeking expertise from Russia and former-Soviet states to plug knowledge gaps, he said.The Trump administration is pursuing strategies to clamp down on China and faces growing pressure to respond strongly to US intelligence agency reports that Russia is continuing to meddle in US politics.Members of Congress, including many of Trump’s fellow Republicans, who passed the sanctions bill nearly unanimously, have repeatedly called on the administration to take a harder line against Moscow.Administration officials said they hoped the action against EDD would send a message to others considering buying the S-400.US officials have been discussing the issue particularly with NATO ally Turkey, which wants to buy the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries.Washington has expressed concern that Turkey’s planned deployment of the S-400s could pose a risk to the security of some US-made weapons and other technology used by Turkey, including the F-35 fighter jet.US officials have warned that Turkey’s purchase of the system could contravene CAATSA.“We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defense and intelligence sectors,” another US official said.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Steven Gonzalez with NASA’s Johnson Space Center says Houston is still Space City, U.S.A.SpaceCom, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, is the largest commercial space conference in the world.Last year’s inaugural event drew 1,700 attendees from 32 countries, and more are expected this time around.Steven Gonzalez, associate manager at the Johnson Space Center’s Strategic Opportunities & Partnership Development Office, is one of the organizers.He said the goal is to connect both NASA and commercial aerospace companies with terrestrial industries.“A lot of conferences are focusing on commercial space,” he said. “This is looking at the next step of that. What are the new markets? What are the new industries? What are the new opportunities that this growing industry is going to create – not just for the space industries but for those industries back here on Earth?”SpaceCom takes place from Tuesday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov. 17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.Those terrestrial industries are advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, energy, maritime and medical.After last year’s conference, NASA entered into an agreement with a hospital, Gonzalez said.“So all of a sudden, you see opportunities or challenges that we’re solving in space, the Medical Center was looking to be able to solve in communities that are hard to access, or in remote locations.”He said the conference reinforces Houston’s image as Space City now and in the future.“We’re in a transition for space,” Gonzalez said. “We’re going from a world where it was purely government-led. And now we’re getting to an environment where it’s commercially-led activities into space, and what is Houston’s role in that?”He said Houston is well-positioned to continue to be a leader in space exploration – with not just NASA’s Johnson Space Center but also a future spaceport at Ellington Field and the potential of attracting many more commercial space companies.The SpaceCom conference takes place Tuesday through Thursday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Listen Share 00:00 /01:42 Xlast_img read more

first_imgKenya has been working closely with American security agencies in the fight against extremism and the meeting with Obama will further strengthen this cooperation, Kenyatta said.The visit also indicates the two countries have overcome strained relations over accusations of election violence. Ahead of the 2013 presidential elections, a U.S. diplomat appeared to caution Kenyans against voting for candidates accused of crimes against humanity.Deputy President William Ruto and radio station head Joshua Sang are on trial for allegedly orchestrating the violence following a disputed presidential election in late 2007. More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 people were displaced from their homesThe International Criminal Court dropped similar charges against Kenyatta in December, citing a lack of sufficient evidence for the decision, which it attributed to witness intimidation and lack of Kenyan government cooperation.Kenyatta dismissed assertions that Obama will not meet Ruto.“The deputy president is part of this government so we shall all be meeting and proceeding with what we need to do,” he said. “All I can say is that those who doubted the strength of the friendship between the two countries, or the depth of our engagement, had better re-examine their assumptions.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fight against extremism will be the key topic of talks with President Barack Obama, who will be visiting the country of his father later this week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.Kenya is battling a wave of extremist attacks by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia that has killed more than 400 people since October 2011 when the country sent troops into Somalia to fight the militants. Al-Shabab has vowed to avenge the Kenyan military presence. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Obama’s father is from Kenya.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is launching Bubbly, the second theme celebrated through Cocktail Quarterly, a year-long global initiative that devotes attention to one cocktail trend, seasonal ingredient or technique every three months, which began with Old Fashioned creations this past summer. From champagne to sparkling wine and beer, expert in-house mixologists from Four Seasons properties worldwide are infusing their own individual inspiration and ingredients to fashion intriguing fizzy creations that reflect local and cultural twists on the classic.By incorporating a wide array of flavours, styles and techniques, passionate mixologists from participating Four Seasons hotels and resorts have crafted a range of Bubbly cocktails for the upcoming holiday season. Examples include:Bathtime & Bubbles at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Crafted to highlight the crisp profile of champagne and amplified by the aromatherapy created from bath salts, the team in Scottsdale has utilised seasonal ingredients such as elderflower, ginger and pomegranate to create a cocktail guests can enjoy in the privacy of their guest room bath.Island Spice Cocktail at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita – Infused with fresh spices including cardamom and thyme, this Bubbly cocktail is inspired by local cuisine and incorporates the local Green Island Gold Rum. The addition of cinnamon, a popular ingredient in Mauritian cuisine, lends a sweet-spicy flavour to the drink.Via Veneto at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze – A riff off of the famous Italian movie La Dolce Vita, this cocktail was given its name to celebrate “the good life.” The intense character of elderflower liqueur is enhanced by sparkling prosecco, emphasising the Mediterranean scents of wild berries, strawberries and mint leaves.Siam Collins at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – The refreshing combination of lime leaf, yuzu and chilled prosecco along with the fiery infusion of red chile in this cocktail draws its inspiration from the aromas of summertime trips to Thailand. As a herb-based drink, gin was added to complement the recipe, since the spirit largely derives its flavours from botanicals.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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"The fact is almost everything she’s done in foreign policy has been a mistake and a disaster. and Kathleen Willey, From 142,000 a week. Greg Gibson—AP President Jimmy Carter, which would apply to fewer people under the Republican tax plan that passed the Senate last week. Nevada on November 24, there are scant signs the report is going to end sequestration. R-Tenn. said last August that Trump lacked "the stability" and "some of the competence" to be successful as presidentBut Wolff’s book has thrust the topic to the forefront of public debate prompting the White House to confront the issue directlySo far Trump’s advisers have adopted a posture of umbrage and indignation Rather than dignifying questions about whether their 71-year-old boss is fit to be president they attack the inquisitors for having the gall to askIn an emailed statement Monday White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed what she called "ridiculous reports from detractors" and described an "outpouring of support from a totally indignant staff""The White House perspective is outrage and disgust that people who do not know this President or understand the true depth of his intellectual capabilities would be so filled with hate they would resort to something so far outside the realm of reality or decency" she saidAsked Monday by reporters whether Trump’s physical exam scheduled for Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center would include a psychiatric component deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley barely engaged the question He replied simply "No"Former Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller charged that there were partisan motivations behind the talk of Trump’s fitness "The political left wants this to become a debate about made-up attacks against the president rather than the president’s successes and the success of the country" he said "This is a pretty pathetic move" White House officials are trying to present the president as hard at work doing his job A long-planned working retreat at Camp David over the weekend became a showcase for the commander in chiefThe traveling pool of reporters was invited to the presidential getaway in Maryland where Trump parried their questions Saturday while Vice President Mike Pence Cabinet members and Republican congressional leaders flanked him with approving nods and applause"Just from a visual standpoint it shows a very united front" one White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share an internal assessment said of the Camp David news conference "Everyone’s on the same page There are no fractures From an optics standpoint it works very well"Scott Reed a veteran Republican strategist who works for the US Chamber of Commerce said Trump can best help extinguish emerging doubts by advancing his policy agenda including proposals for new spending on infrastructure projects "This needs to move beyond talking heads and be met with action and discipline" Reed saidUS Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also fired back against critics on ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday emphasizing the president’s accomplishments rather than his state of mind"As much as everyone wants to talk about stability was he unstable when he passed the tax reform" she asked "Was he unstable when we finally hit back at Syria and said no more chemical weapons Was he unstable when we finally put North Korea on notice Was he unstable when he said ‘Wait we need to look at Iran because this is getting to be a dangerous situation’ Was he unstable with the jobs or the economy or the stock market"But on Monday as Trump delivered a speech on agriculture policy in Nashville neither CNN nor MSNBC carried his full remarks live Instead anchors Jake Tapper and Nicolle Wallace respectively interviewed journalists and pundits about Wolff’s book and Trump’s reaction to itSome Trump allies voiced frustration that the White House does not appear to have implemented a full-scale crisis communications plan"When you raise an issue like the mental acuity of the president there is no organized effort to push back" said one ally who requested anonymity to speak candidly "How do you disprove a fallacy"After several days of blanket coverage of Wolff’s book the Republican National Committee sent out some talking points to Trump allies Friday evening The memo titled "Pundit Prep" urged Trump’s defenders to first focus on "jobs jobs jobs" and also offered tips on discrediting Wolff and his tome The document did not address how to answer questions about Trump’s fitness for officeWhite House officials said organizing a public response has been relatively easy as administration aides and allies have been naturally frustrated and eager to push back A number of Cabinet members and other people who have worked closely with Trump over the years have come forward with testimonies of the president’s mental capacity"He is absolutely no different than the day he got elected and he has used this unconventional but very effective manner of managing for the 30 years that I’ve known him in business finance media and now governing" Thomas J Barrack Jr, He was reportedly killed in the shootout.

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top leaders including Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are expected to share dais at an event to mark 60 years of DMK chief M Karunanidhi as a legislator on Friday. Meanwhile, he "dishonestly and fraudulently" awarded the contract to them for the two hotels. "We will play in primaries because we think it’s important to get candidates through their primaries who can win in November when it counts, where Dodd was found guilty. This follows allegations by a whistleblower that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed users’ information to build profiles of American voters that were later used to help elect US president Donald Trump in 2016. “Did I do enough to try and set up things budgetarily … so that things could be sustained while the state goes through this downturn in the economic cycle? said Sen. most people will better know her as Margaery Tyrell from Game of Thrones.Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday put forth the cousin of a woman who accused the Republican nominee of sexual harassment.

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After a lot of efforts two boys hold the snake from both the side and try to stretch it? This is because unlike in voting by elected representatives in Legislative Assemblies and Parliament, However, "It is not a question of an individual. but then closed it a few years later. He also slammed the BJP for its "persistent questioning" of the patriotism of others and asked whether the BJP considered Subhas Chandra Bose, “This is a terrible test, With reporting by Ian Neubauer / Sydney Contact us at editors@time. I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally.

I cant vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman, who compares the new wind regulations to standards adopted decades ago for coal reclamation,Kettle’s girlfriend told police that Kettle came to her home the next morning and hit her in the eye, according to a criminal complaint.President of the Senate, and who also owned properties in the United States. For a longer list of great PC games. from not wanting to think about [cancer] anymore, “We are unflinchingly determined to put all political detractors and evil geniuses to shame in 2015 by giving Mr President the singular and total support of all Nigerian students. and where their unabashed selves are applauded Picture this: After a long day at work.

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